Barry Gordon

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BIO

Barry began his nearly six decade-long career at the age of three by singing Johnny Ray’s “Cry” on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour, winning second place (First place went to an Italian orphans’ choir). At six, he recorded “Nuttin’ for Christmas,” being the youngest performer ever to have a top ten record. “Nuttin’” is still listed by Billboard magazine as one of the top ten best-selling Christmas records of all time.

At thirteen, he earned a Tony nomination for his Broadway debut as Nick in Herb Gardner’s “A Thousand Clowns,” a role that he later reprised in the successful film version.

Barry became a fixture as a character actor in feature films and television, most prominently as a co-star on the hit series “The New Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Fish,” and as the lawyer Gary Rabinowitz, Carroll O’Connor’s nemesis on “Archie Bunker’s Place.” He has also recurred as Larry David’s Rabbi on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” His voice was heard for decades as the Nestle Quik Bunny and he originated the voice of Donatello on the television animated megahit, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

Outside of show business, Barry’s interests moved into law and politics. In his mid-thirties, he returned to school, graduated summa cum laude as a political science major from California State University, Los Angeles, and went on to Loyola Law School, graduating in the top five percent of his class. Putting his love of show business and law together, he became active in the Screen Actors Guild and ultimately became its longest-serving National President, holding the office for seven years – one year longer than either Charlton Heston or Ronald Reagan. In 1998, he was the Democratic candidate for Congress, coming within three points of defeating a popular Republican incumbent.

After a six-decade career, Barry has decided to turn to mentoring others and is currently a visiting professional, teaching acting for stage, screen, and television in the MFA program at his alma mater, Cal State L.A.

RESUME

Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Rabbi
– Never Say Never (2011) … Rabbi

2011 Losing Control
Frank

2004-2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Rabbi
– The End (2005) … Rabbi
– The Survivor (2004) … Rabbi

2003 Dragnet (TV Series)
Alan Sperry
– Slice of Life (2003) … Alan Sperry

2002 Becker (TV Series)
Mr. Levin
– Too Much, Too Late (2002) … Mr. Levin

2001 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Arden Broht
– Author, Author (2001) … Arden Broht

2000 ER (TV Series)
Baxter
– Homecoming (2000) … Baxter

1999-2000 The Hughleys (TV Series)
Judge
– The Truth Shall Set Me Free (2000) … Judge
– Dog Eat Dog (1999) … Judge

1994-2000 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Preston Ross / Dr. Berger / Philip Fox, Esq.
– These Shoots Are Made for Joaquin (2000) … Preston Ross
– Twin Petes (1998) … Dr. Berger
– Simone Says (1994) … Philip Fox, Esq.

1999 Grüne Wüste
Alex

1999 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Doctor
– Cause and Effect (1999) … Doctor

1998 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Rabbi Katz
– Caroline and the Bar Mitzvah (1998) … Rabbi Katz

1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Nerdy Monster / Korbutokov
– Side by Side/Hooked on Phobics (1997) … Nerdy Monster / Korbutokov

1997 Over the Top (TV Series)
Marty
– The Kernel (1997) … Marty

1987-1996 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series)
Donatello / Bebop / Blue Android / …
– Divide and Conquer (1996) … Donatello / Blue Android (voice)
– The Day Earth Disappeared (1996) … Donatello (voice)
– Mobster from Dimension X (1996) … Donatello (voice)
– Turtles to the Second Power (1996) … Donatello (voice)
– A Turtle in Time (1996) … Donatello (voice)

1995 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Earl
– Single White Male (1995) … Earl

1993-1994 Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (TV Series)
Razor / Jake Clawson
– Unlikely Alloys (1994) … Razor / Jake Clawson (voice)
– The Dark Side of the Swat Kats (1994) … Razor / Jake Clawson (voice)
– Volcanus Erupts!/The Origin of Dr. Viper (1994) … Razor / Jake Clawson (voice)
– Caverns of Horror (1994) … Razor / Jake Clawson (voice)
– The Deadly Pyramid (1994) … Razor / Jake Clawson (voice)

1993-1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Rossoff Divorce Atty. Seth / Seth
– Cold Cuts (1994) … Rossoff Divorce Atty. Seth
– Pacific Rimshot (1993) … Seth

1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Nava
– The Nagus (1993) … Nava

1992-1993 Civil Wars (TV Series)
– Captain Kangaroo Court (1993)
– Oboe Phobia (1992)
– Chute First, Ask Questions Later (1992)

1993 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Sheldrake
– Blind as a Bat (1993) … Sheldrake (voice)
– The Mechanic (1993) … Sheldrake (voice)

1993 Tom & Jerry Kids Show (TV Series)
– Penthouse Mouse/Twelve Angry Sheep/The Ant Attack (1993)

1991 Darkwing Duck (TV Series)
Dr. Fossil
– Jurassic Jumble (1991) … Dr. Fossil (voice)

1991 Spacecats (TV Series)
Incidental Characters (1991) (voice)

1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Planet of the Turtleoids (TV Movie)
Donatello / Bebop (voice)

1991 The Object of Beauty
Auctioneer

1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Video Game)
Donatello (voice, uncredited)

1990 Operation Blue Line (Video short)
Donatello (voice)

1990 Gravedale High (TV Series)
Reggie Moonshroud
– Fear of Flying (1990) … Reggie Moonshroud (voice)
– Do the Rad Thing (1990) … Reggie Moonshroud (voice)
– Long Days Guerny Into Night (1990) … Reggie Moonshroud (voice)
– Cleo’s Pen Pal (1990) … Reggie Moonshroud (voice)
– Frankenjockey (1990) … Reggie Moonshroud (voice)

1990 His & Hers (TV Series)
Bruno Chernak
– Forever Mentor (1990) … Bruno Chernak

1990 A Family for Joe (TV Series)
Roger Hightower
– Having a Baby (1990) … Roger Hightower
– Night School (1990) … Roger Hightower
– Once a Bum (1990) … Roger Hightower
– Law and Order (1990) … Roger Hightower
– Life of the Party (1990) … Roger Hightower

1988 Superman (TV Series)
– Bonechill/The Driver’s License (1988) … (voice)

1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Newton Hobbs
– Dr. Paradise (1988) … Newton Hobbs

1987 Throb (TV Series)
Josh
– Whose Coup Is It Anyway? (1987) … Josh

1987 Repairs (Short)
Lew the Studio Exec

1986 Body Slam
Sheldon Brockmeister

1986 Stark: Mirror Image (TV Movie)
Lee Vogel

1986 The Adventures of the American Rabbit
Rob / American Rabbit (voice)

1985 The Jetsons (TV Series)
Lenny Laser / Mechanic / Sneak
– Elroy in Wonderland (1985) … (voice)
– Judy Takes Off (1985) … Lenny Laser (voice)
– S.M.A.S.H. (1985) … Mechanic (voice)
– Solar Snoops (1985) … Sneak (voice)

1985 Stark (TV Movie)
Lee Vogel

1984 Gallavants
Edil / Bok / Gauk (voice)

1984 Pole Position (TV Series)
– The Trouble with Kuma (1984) … (voice)
– Shadow of a Trout (1984) … (voice)
– The Secret (1984) … (voice)
– To Clutch a Thief (1984) … (voice)
– The Bear Affair (1984) … (voice)

1984 Snorks (TV Series)
Junior Wetworth (voice)

1984 The Mighty Orbots (TV Series)
Robert Simmons (voice)

1981-1983 Archie Bunker’s Place (TV Series)
Gary Rabinowitz
– I’m Torn Here (1983) … Gary Rabinowitz
– Small Claims Court (1983) … Gary Rabinowitz
– Store Wars (1983) … Gary Rabinowitz
– Teacher’s Pet (1982) … Gary Rabinowitz
– Barney Gets Laid Off (1982) … Gary Rabinowitz

1982 Christmas Comes to PacLand (TV Movie)
Inky (voice)

1982 Pac-Man (TV Series)
Inky
– The Abominable Pac-Man/The Bionic Pac-Woman (1982) … Inky (voice)
– Pacula/Trick-or-Chomp (1982) … Inky (voice)

1982 Meatballs and Spaghetti (TV Series)
Clyde (1982) (voice)

1979-1982 Barney Miller (TV Series)
David Dingler / Stanley Fine
– Inquiry (1982) … David Dingler
– Computer Crime (1979) … Stanley Fine

1981 Time Warp (TV Movie)
Mud

1981 Warp Speed (TV Movie)
David Ingalls

1981 The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! (TV Series)
Captain Marvel Jr. / Freddy Freeman
– Best Seller (1981) … Captain Marvel Jr. / Freddy Freeman (voice)
– The Incredible Shrinking City (1981) … Captain Marvel Jr. / Freddy Freeman (voice)
– Who’s Who at the Zoo (1981) … Captain Marvel Jr. / Freddy Freeman (voice)
– A Little Something Extra … Captain Marvel Jr. / Freddy Freeman (voice)
– Black Adam’s Return … Captain Marvel Jr. / Freddy Freeman (voice)

1981 Smurfs (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)

1981 I’m a Big Girl Now (TV Series)
Jerry
– Let’s Give Ben a Hand (1981) … Jerry

1981 The Perfect Woman (TV Movie)
Emo

1980 Good Time Harry (TV Series)
Stan
– Ben Younger (1980) … Stan
– Audrey Simpson (1980) … Stan

1980 Mr. and Mrs. Dracula (TV Series)
Cousin Anton

1980 Three’s Company (TV Series)
Gilbert Larwin
– Secret Admirer (1980) … Gilbert Larwin

1976-1979 Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (TV Series)
– Tarzan and the White Elephant (1979) … (voice)
– Tarzan and the Huntress (1979) … (voice)
– Tarzan and the Future King (1979) … (voice)
– Tarzan and the Soul Stealer (1979) … (voice)
– Tarzan and the Drought (1979) … (voice)

1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
Billy
– Where Have You Been Billy Boy (1979) … Billy

1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Harold Milburn
– The Confession (1979) … Harold Milburn

1979 Love at First Bite
Flashlight Vendor

1977-1978 Fish (TV Series)
Charlie Harrison
– Chief Fish (1978) … Charlie Harrison
– For the Love of Mike (1978) … Charlie Harrison
– A Pinch of Class (1978) … Charlie Harrison
– Fire and Ice (1978) … Charlie Harrison
– Sweet Sixteen (1978) … Charlie Harrison

1976 The Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Byron Fisk
– Helen’s Beau (1976) … Dr. Byron Fisk

1976 Jabberjaw (TV Series)
Cleveland ‘Clam-Head’ Rogers
– Dr. Lo Has Got to Go (1976) … Cleveland ‘Clam-Head’ Rogers

1976 Good Heavens (TV Series)
Harold
– I Want Nanny! (1976) … Harold

1975 The Bob Crane Show (TV Series)
Gordon
– An American Fiasco (1975) … Gordon

1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Barry the Waiter
– Horror in the Heights (1974) … Barry the Waiter

1974 Mannix (TV Series)
Todd Corvin
– Portrait in Blues (1974) … Todd Corvin

1973-1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Dennis Whitehead
– We Met at Mama Lombardi’s (1974) … Dennis Whitehead
– Man of Medicine (1974) … Dennis Whitehead
– The Pregnancy (1974) … Dennis Whitehead
– The Hickey (1974) … Dennis Whitehead
– What Your Best Friend Doesn’t Know (1973) … Dennis Whitehead

1972 The Don Rickles Show (TV Series)
Conrad Musk
– Episode #1.4 (1972) … Conrad Musk
– Episode #1.1 (1972) … Conrad Musk

1969 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Bill (segment “Love and the High School Flop-Out”)
– Love and the Medium/Love and the Bed/Love and the High School Flop-Out (1969) … Bill (segment “Love and the High School Flop-Out”)

1969 Out of It
Paul

1968 Double-Stop
1st Art Student

1967 The Spirit Is Willing
Steve Powell

1966 The Smothers Brothers Show (TV Series)
Lester
– The Big Newsboy War (1966) … Lester

1965 A Thousand Clowns
Nick Burns / Wilbur Malcome Burns / Theodore Burns / …

1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Kid
– The Jimmy Durante Show (1964) … Kid

1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Bobby Randolph
– A Flame in the Dark (1963) … Bobby Randolph

1962 Pressure Point
Boy Patient

1962 Hands of a Stranger
Skeet

1961 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Billy Hoffman
– Second Chance (1961) … Billy Hoffman

1961 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Pepe
– Our Man in Rome (1961) … Pepe

1954-1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Harry Johnson / Jack Benny, as a Child
– Children’s Version of the Show (1961)
– Musicale (1961) … Jack Benny, as a Child
– Jack Casting for TV Special (1961) … Harry Johnson
– The Life of Jack Benny (1954) … Harry Johnson

1961 Thriller (TV Series)
‘Slip-Slip’
– Man in the Cage (1961) … ‘Slip-Slip’

1960 Cinderfella
Fella at Age 11 (uncredited)

1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Buzzy Hanson
– Dennis Learns to Whistle (1960) … Buzzy Hanson

1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Aaron Gold / Ignace ‘Iggy’ Kovacs
– The Contest for Aaron Gold (1960) … Aaron Gold
– The Day of the Bullet (1960) … Ignace ‘Iggy’ Kovacs

1960 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Chopper Cooper
– Beaver’s House Guest (1960) … Chopper Cooper

1960 Philip Marlowe (TV Series)
Jamie
– A Standard for Murder (1960) … Jamie

1959 Startime (TV Series)
Larry
– The Jazz Singer (1959) … Larry

1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Tommy Logan
– Hideout (1959) … Tommy Logan

1959 G.E. True Theater (TV Series)
Etienne
– The Last Lesson (1959) … Etienne

1958 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Donald / Donald Carpenter
– The Thanksgiving Show (1958) … Donald
– Governess for a Day (1958) … Donald Carpenter

1957 Sally (TV Series)
Humberto
– Episode #1.7 (1957) … Humberto

1956 The Girl Can’t Help It
Barry the Paperboy

1956 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Herbie
– Talented Kid (1956) … Herbie

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